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Old 02-25-05, 01:25 PM   #1
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A Reading Treat for Old Bikers

Bicycle: The History by David Herlihy was published by Yale University Press about 4 months go.

Herlihy is a Harvard educated historian and former member of the Harvard Cycling Club. His book is now widely regarded as the best bicycle history book ever written and it is lavishly illustrated.

I think the bikers of this forum will find it an enormous reading treat.

I bought several of the books to give away. I consider it one of the best books I've ever read and I've read a few books in my more than 1/2 century of living.
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- - Thanks for the book idea. I am on the lookout for the (now out-of-print)
"On Your Bicycle: An Illustrated History of Cycling"
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Sounds interesting. I just looked and saw that several used copies are available through Amazon.com.
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How do you know you're an old biker"? You read the headline on this thread and you think it says "A Reading Test for Old Bikers." Guess that's exactly what I need.
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How do you know you're an old biker"? You read the headline on this thread and you think it says "A Reading Test for Old Bikers." Guess that's exactly what I need.

Oh, that is an easy one. It can be defined as the need for reading correction secondary to manifest presbyopia.
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